Kutch reflects the tale of many marriages. Joy at the start of the marriage insidiously becomes a trap. Lynda, a sensitive artist, intrigues a reader by her thoughts. She struggles to understand her husband, yet she feels a need for her own place to stand. Can Kutch's marriage survive problems within the marriage: his encounters with Lillian, his ex-wife, and his angst from Vietnam? Kutch is a teacher, an original thinker. Lynda's outspoken father objects vociferously to Kutch's ideas. Fortunately this father moves to North Carolina. However, Kutch's PTSD returns and his marriage flounders big time. Kutch is a moving story; the ghost of Vietnam hovers over it. Kutch and Lynda are not stereotypes. They are honest, changing, growing people trying to carve meaning from life despite daunting perplexities.